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Lakewood takes pair from Bulldogs; Knights, Demons lose

Posted: January 20, 2011 1:36 p.m.
Updated: January 21, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Camden was held to a season-low 31 points as the Bulldogs saw their six-game win streak come to an end in a 55-31 loss to host Lakewood in a Region 6-AAA contest played Tuesday night in Sumter.

The loss evened the Dogs’ (7-2) conference mark at 1-1 while the Gators improved to 2-1 in league play.

Sophomore guard Josh Council personally outscored Lakewood, 11-10, after the first quarter. But the hosts used an 11-3 second quarter run to carry a 21-14 lead into the intermission.

Camden continued to struggle offensively, trailing 38-22 after three quarters and were behind by as many as 27 points in the final stanza.

Council led the Dogs with 14 points. The next high scorer for Ron McKie’s troops was Darelle Smith, who scored six points.

Lady Dogs fall:

CHS fell to 0-2 in Region 6-AAA play while Lakewood, which is ranked in the last AAA top 10 poll, improved to 12-3 overall and 1-1 in conference action.

The Lady Bulldogs received all but five of their points from two players as forward Tyechia Reed led all scorers with 20 points while center Chelsea Reynolds was next with 15.

LHS led, 13-5, after the first quarter and took a 24-14 lead into the break. The Lady Gators made 13 of their 18 third quarter chances at the foul line to go on top, 41-27, entering the final stanza of play.

C.A. Johnson upends Knights:

Chad Dixon’s Knights fell to 4-7 overall and 0-1 in conference play.

Tevin Alexander led the way for the guests with 14 points while teammate Christian Henderson was next with 10.

Bengals hold off Demons:

L-E fell to 0-7 in conference play following the setback in a game which was snowed out last Tuesday night.

Darius Custard led the way for the Demons with a game-high 19 points. Jo Jo Pellegrino and Zach Salmond were next for Derek Belton’s charges with 11 points each.

Tonight’s games:

Camden will host Marlboro County while North Central hosts Chesterfield tonight in a pair of 6 p.m. starts. The Camden Military Academy travels to the Providence School in an 8 p.m. start. Lugoff-Elgin has tonight off.
Visiting Blythewood handed the Lugoff-Elgin boys basketball team their second loss in as many nights as the Bengals stopped the host Demons, 64-49, in a make-up Region 4-4A game played Wednesday night inside the Demons’ Den.
Led by 24 points from Denzel Stroman, host C.A. Johnson handed visiting North Central a 77-53 loss in a Region 3-A contest played Tuesday night in Columbia.
The Lakewood girls knocked down 27 of their 39 free throws as compared to Camden hitting on six of its 11 foul shots as the host Lady Gators took a 59-40 victory over Natalie Jeffcoat’s charges on Tuesday.


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